Campus Weekly

News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community

Oct. 28, 2013


Monday, Oct. 28

Through Friday, Nov. 1 -- Academic Advising for Spring 2014 and May Term

• 12:10 p.m., State Farm Hall, Room 108 -- Non-Org: The City Internship Program and the Teagle Grant -- Political Science Professors Tari Renner and Jim Simeone and Action Research Center Coordinator Deborah Halperin will discuss the City Internship program, which features IWU students interning with the City of Bloomington, attending City Council meetings, and organizing a weekly seminar. This program was initiated in 2012 and subsequently awarded a Teagle Grant.

• 5 p.m., State Farm Hall -- State Farm Hall Dedication -- The campus community is welcome to attend a reception and dedication ceremony in State Farm Hall.

5-7 p.m., Pfeiffer Hall -- Titan Trick or Treat -- Faculty and staff are invited to bring their children to trick or treat. For more information, contact Area Director Ann Romei at

• 7 p.m., CNS C101 -- Chemistry Department Seminar -- Dr. Ronald Zuckermann of the Biological Nanostructure Facility at the Molecular Foundry, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, will present, "Folding Information-rich Non-natural Polymers into Protein-mimetic Materials."

• 7 p.m., State Farm Hall, Case Study Room (Room 102) -- Zoellick Fellowship Finalist Presentations

Tuesday, Oct. 29

4 p.m., State Farm Hall, Room 206, -- London Program 2014 Information Session -- Students are invited to learn more about the fall 2014 London Program with next year's director, Professor of Physics Linda French, and Study Abroad Advisor Jacquelyn LaMaire.

• 7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library -- International Film Series: "God Grew Tired Of Us" -- Part of African Culture Week events.

Wednesday, Oct. 30

• 12 p.m., CNS E101 -- Academic Skills Series: Improve Your Writing -- Students are invited to a series of programs to develop or strengthen academic skills. Free Papa John's pizza will be provided for lunch.

• 4 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center -- Lt. Governor Sheila Simon -- The community is invited as the IWU College Democrats host Simon, who will speak about the 2014 races and her campaign for Illinois Comptroller.

Thursday, Oct. 31

• 4 p.m., Evelyn Chapel basement -- ReligiosiTEA

• 4 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library -- Speaker: John Comaroff on "How Europe and America Are Evolving Towards Africa"

• 7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library -- Speaker: John Comaroff on "Ethnicity, Inc."

• 8 p.m., E. Melba Johnson Kirkpatrick Laboratory Theatre -- Play: Treasure -- Performances continue nightly through Saturday.

Friday, Nov. 1

• 12 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center -- "There's Room on the Bus for You" -- Students who RSVP by Oct. 30 will have a lunchtime conversation with Sister Simone Campbell, a social justice advocate, lawyer, and Roman Catholic nun who led the "Nuns on the Bus" tour in the summers of 2012 and 2013.

• 3 p.m., Shirk Center -- Volleyball vs. Wis.-Eau Claire (Barker Chevrolet Volleyball Classic III); the game will be live streamed.

• 7 p.m., Shirk Center -- Volleyball vs. Monmouth (Barker Chevrolet Volleyball Classic III)

• 7 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall -- Speaker: Sister Simone Campbell on "Living the Biblical Demand for Social Justice: How and Why Do We Speak Truth to Power?"

Saturday, Nov. 2

• 10 a.m., Shirk Center -- Volleyball vs. Simpson (Barker Chevrolet Volleyball Classic III)

• 1 p.m., Tucci Stadium -- Football vs. North Central; the game will be live streamed.

• 2 p.m., Shirk Center -- Volleyball vs. North Park (Barker Chevrolet Volleyball Classic III)

Sunday, Nov. 3

• 3 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall -- Faculty/Guest Recital -- Assistant Professor Tim Pitchford, trombone, & guest Dick Kelley, saxophone, will perform.

• 4 p.m., C102, CNS -- Study Abroad Pre-Departure Orientation -- The International Office will host a mandatory pre-departure meeting for all students studying abroad in spring 2014. Pizza and conversations with former study abroad students will be available afterward.

• 5 p.m., Hansen Student Center -- African Culture Night -- African Students Association (ASA) will sponsor an evening of African cuisine, music, dance and entertainment.

5 p.m., Room 022, State Farm Hall -- IWU F1RST -- First-generation college students, and those interested in mentoring local high school juniors and seniors who will be first-generation college students, are invited.

• 6 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center -- Student Senate General Assembly Meeting

Monday, Nov. 4

Through Wednesday, Nov. 13 -- Class Registration for Spring 2014

• 12:10 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center -- Non-Org: Researching Residential Foreclosures -- Chair and Associate Professor of Economics Diego Mendez-Carbajo will present the findings of a summer-long research project conducted in collaboration with three students, analyzing the socioeconomic determinants of residential foreclosures.

• 4 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center -- Faculty Meeting

• 7 p.m., Room 208, State Farm Hall -- Careers in Publishing: A Conversation with Jessica Dimitrijevic '08 -- Students interested in learning more about careers in publishing are invited to a Q&A session with IWU alumna Jessica (Wiley) Dimitrijevic, an editor at McGraw Hill. This will be a great opportunity to ask Dimitrijevic questions about the job search that led to her current position and learn more about what editors do from day to day.

> Find more IWU events on the Campus Calendar. Don't see your event? Submit the information online.

Hart Career Center Programs for Students

Tuesday, Oct. 29

• 12:30-3 p.m., Bone Student Center, Illinois State University -- Nursing and Health Professions Fair -- IWU students are invited to attend this fair hosted by ISU. Students should dress professionally and bring several copies of their resume.

• 4 p.m., Welcome Center Auditorium -- Yellow Brick Road: From Undeclared to Declared -- Stop the swirling thoughts in your head. Learn active steps that can bring you closer to choosing a major or career.

• 7 p.m., Welcome Center Auditorium -- Crystal Ball Coffeehouse for Political Science -- Panelists, who graduated from Illinois Wesleyan with a degree in political science, will share how they have used their degree in their professional careers:

Adam Clark '09 -- Consultant - Gallup
Mark Denzler '93 -- Vice president and COO - Illinois Manufacturers' Association
Matt Glavin '01 -- Chief of staff - Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation
Shanna Shipman '01 -- Content area specialist for the American Institutes for Research
Winona Agbabiaka '80 -- Attorney - Cook County Public Defender
Staci Wilson '96 -- Deputy director of committee staff for the Illinois State Senate


Community Engagement Opportunity

YWCA McLean County is looking to highlight the diversity of students in their Young Wonders Early Learning and Youth Development program with a mural depicting the flag of the countries students come from on the outside of their facility. The YWCA is looking for a group of artistic IWU students to help design and paint this mural alongside other volunteers. If you and your group are interested, please contact Liz German at

For more ways to get involved, stop by the Center for Engaged Citizenship in CLA 146 any time Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., visit or email

Bystander Intervention Training

Counseling and Consultation Services will offer Bystander Intervention Training on multiple dates, each at 8-9:30 p.m. in the Memorial Center, Joslin Atrium:
– Sunday, Nov. 3
– Tuesday, Nov. 5
– Wednesday, Nov. 6

Those who attend have a chance to win a $20 gift card to the IWU bookstore. There will be fun giveaways for everyone, too.
For more information, contact Christina Armstrong,

Campus News


Spalding To Receive National Physics Award
Professor of Physics Gabriel C. Spalding will be honored by the American Physical Society (APS) for his efforts to expand laboratory instruction nationwide for undergraduate students.

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Gearhart's Book Fills Gap in Kenyan History
A new book by Wesleyan's Rebecca Gearhart and Linda Giles gives voice to the Mijikenda, whose experiences have received less attention than the better-known Swahili people.


Halloween Candy: A "Rich, Dark" History
In his course, "The Social History of a Candy Bar," Wesleyan's William Munro traces the complexities of chocolate's journey in becoming a worldwide commodity.


Social Entrepreneurship Finalists to Pitch Ideas
Student presenters will vie for a $1,500 Zoellick Fellowship to start a business, in the Action Research Center's "ARC Tank" (inspired by ABC's "Shark Tank.")


• For the first time since 1996, the Illinois Wesleyan football team is 7-0 after a College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin win over Wheaton at Tucci Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 26.

• Former star player Olivia Lett '12 will now assist in coaching the IWU women's basketball team. Read a Pantagraph report.

> Find highlights at

Illinois Wesleyan University

Titans In The News

The Pantagraph
Students involved in the IWU Peace Garden are growing more than vegetables; they're growing relationships on campus and in the surrounding community.

The Pantagraph
Joe Schneider '14, a nursing major and defensive lineman, is enjoying a standout final season with the unbeaten Titans.

> More Titans in the News


• A one-person exhibition of paintings by Professor of Art Miles Bair will be on display at the Beard Art Center Gallery at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, Ind., from Nov. 1- Dec. 7.

At an opening reception on Friday, Nov. 1, from 4-6 p.m. (E.D.T.), Bair will do a gallery lecture and individual critiques with selected students.

• Byron S. Tucci Professor of Hispanic Studies Carolyn Nadeau presented "From Kitāb al-tabīj to the Sent Soví: Continuities and Shifts in the Earliest Iberian Cooking Manuals" at the First International Symposium of Mens et Mensa: Society for the Study of Food in the Middle Ages "Foods and Communities in the Later Middle Ages (1000-1500 CE)." The Symposium was held Oct. 24-25 at the Institut d'Estudis Catalans in Barcelona, Spain.

• Assistant Director of Residential Life for Housing Operation Doug Meyer has been selected to serve on the Board of Directors of the Great Lakes Association of College and University Housing Officers. In the capacity of programming and development assistant chair, Doug will be responsible for leading peers across Illinois, Ohio, Michigan and Indiana in developing and implementing the conference program for the 42nd Annual Conference gathering in 2014.

• Reminder: "The Girls," an exhibition of paintings by Chicago artist Renee McGinnis '84, will be on display at the Packer Schopf Gallery in Chicago from Nov. 1-Dec. 31.

To submit items of interest, email

> Find faculty publications and research and creative activity on the University website or Digital Commons @ IWU.


Think Green

Bike Racks

New, U-lock-friendly bike racks have been installed this semester alongside Shaw Hall and on the west side of State Farm Hall, part of an ongoing plan to increase available bike racks (and encourage bicycle use) on campus.

Please do not use lamp posts or handrails to secure your bike.

Watch a video on the proper way to lock your bike.

> Visit the GREENetwork blog.


> Find campus job openings


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Progress: $118.3 million
Updated October 2013

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Campus Weekly is an electronic newsletter from Illinois Wesleyan's Office of Communications, edited by Ann Aubry, assistant director for electronic communications. To submit items of interest, email